130 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 11,672. Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doktor Haji Awang Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar, Minister of Health stated the matter during the media conference on the latest COVID-19 situation, yesterday afternoon at Dewan Al'Afiah, Ministry of Health.
There are 38 additional new cases to 12 of the existing active clusters who were previously close contacts with several positive cases. Meanwhile, seven new clusters have been detected that involved 53 cases. All of the new clusters are residence clusters, with three of it, namely Strageco Staff House Cluster, Sumayanur Sdn Bhd Cluster, and Mal Star Enterprise Cluster are housing clusters where the companies employees are residing. Three clusters have been closed following no new detected cases in the clusters for 28 days. The closed clusters are 3274, 4440 and 4917. Therefore, the current total active clusters are 170 clusters. In addition, there is one import case which is a lorry driver or transporter who made a round trip from Limbang, Sarawak to Brunei on 20 October 2021. As per the regulations presently enforced, they are required to undergo surveillance tests every two weeks. 38 new cases are still being investigated to determine the source of the infection.
217 cases have recovered bringing the total number of recovered cases to 9,091 cases, with 2,501 cases remaining active. Among the cases, 6 are in Category 5 and are being treated at the Intensive Care Unit. All of them require assistance of artificial ventilation with three cases requiring the help of additional heart/lung machine, ECMO. Eighteen cases in Category 4 require oxygen assistance and are under close monitoring. In the past 24 hours, 4,683 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus which brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 465,058 tests.
Source: Radio Television Brunei